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Buy discounted tickets at: https://downtown-anaheim-tour-1.eventbrite.com Join us on our exciting new tour of the downtown Anaheim Colony Historic District. We will start at the Promenade (Center Street), which hosts unique displays of public art as well as Anaheim ICE rink (where the Anaheim Ducks currently practice), a masterpiece designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. Next, we will walk past Muzeo museum, which originally was built as a Carnegie Library in 1908 and then opened as a museum in 1909. The museum showcases some of the finest artwork and historical artifacts of Orange County. Next, we will walk past Farmer's Park to sample fresh foods at the historic Anaheim Packing House (formerly Sunkist Citrus Packing House). Originally called the Sunkist Packing House, it was built in 1919 to package and distribute fruit from local orange groves that gave Orange County its name. In 2014, it was converted to the Anaheim Packing House food hall, hosting various restaurants and eating establishments, similar in style to DTLA's Grand Central Market. On our final stop, we will swing by Modern Times Beer, recently opened as a brewery in August. It features a pool, an upper deck patio, along with many areas with outdoor seating within its complex. ***** Tour is hosted by Mitesh, a life-long resident of Orange County and nature/touring aficionado. When not touring, Mitesh works part-time as a media network engineer and real estate investor. Mitesh holds a BA in business administration from Cal-State Fullerton. Powered by CityGyd.com
Buy discounted tickets prior to the tour at: https://artsy-adventures-bergamot-tour.eventbrite.com Tour preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjVnG6hue9M Tour includes a guided tour of some of the finest galleries at Bergamot Station. At the tour's conclusion, each of our guests will receive a complementary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entree at Z Garden. Curious about your local art scene? Want to explore new works but your friends are too busy texting? Come with us to the cultural hot spot Bergamot Art Station. Bergamot is a unique collection of finest art galleries nestled in Santa Monica, and has been named "the primary cultural destination on the Westside". Once a trolley stop in 1875, it returned to its Railway roots in 2016 with the opening of the Expo line. Why not leave the car and take the train? After we explore gorgeous and scintillating art, we will make our way to the Z Garden Restaurant. Ever wondered what authentic Lebanese food tastes like? We have the answer. Receive a choice of a free dessert (including the likes of Baklava, rice pudding, basbousa- middle eastern cake with flavors such as rose and orange) or appetizer with the purchase of an entree. Taste the delicious flavors of the Middle East with dishes such as Falafel Plates, Cilantro Shrimp etc. All the dishes have fantastic flavors with exotic Lebanese spices adding to the delight. The fun begins at 1 pm in the parking lot of Bergamot in front of the Bergamot Cafe, located at exhibit A, where we shall gather and introduce ourselves. We'll wend our way through the different worlds of each gallery, beginning at exhibit A and finishing at exhibit T. Let's learn, relate, and connect to the art, and enjoy each other's perspectives on this journey. Finally we will make our way to Z Garden restaurant, where we will indulge in great food and in-depth conversation. Can't wait to see you at Bergamot! Toot toot!
Buy discounted tickets at: https://historical-cultural-tour-santa-ana.eventbrite.com Come immerse yourself in the history and culture of downtown Santa Ana, the governmental seat of Orange County. We'll visit various landmark buildings, eateries, bars, and shops. There are so many open restaurants and bars. The food is most excellent! Some points of interest: The gorgeous West End Theater. Built on July 15, 1915, it showed movies throughout its life. it has gone through nearly half a dozen name changes over the past 100 years. The Old Orange County Courthouse, a 105-year-old landmark that is Southern California’s oldest court building. Today, the building is host to the Orange County History Center as well as government offices. The Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum was built in 1889. The home was originally owned by Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle, one of the first female doctors in the county. It is one of the very few Queen Anne Victorian homes in Orange County. Yost Theater, currently, a concert venue with a grand reopening in 2011, after two decades of sitting semi dormant. We will be sauntering through all these exciting locations and will indulge ourselves in to the local Santa Ana culture. Come join us on an afternoon of adventure, culture, cuisine and connection. **** Tour hosted by Mitesh
Buy discounted tickets at: https://orange-historic-plaza-tour-5.eventbrite.com Come join us to absorb the charm and nightlife in Old Towne Orange. There are many restaurants, bars, and shops for both men and women. There is so much to do and take in. We will start in daylight but then be enveloped in the night lights and the nightlife of the bustling streets which stretch out in all 4 directions from the circle. There night even be singing and dancing. We will begin at the beautiful Orange circle water fountain, then visit various antique stores, the classic Ford repair shop, the Orange train depot, mens and womens clothing stores, Chapman University's Berlin Wall section and the serene Italian based Attallah Piazza. We will stop to eat along the way at various places, finally setting down to eat dinner. Old Towne Orange consists of one square mile of vintage buildings that are businesses, homes, churches, schools, Chapman University, a train depot, the Hilbert Museum, packing houses, lofts, and parks. The buildings are well maintained while retaining their architectural integrity. With construction occurring from about 1874 to 1940, more than 50 architectural styles are represented - Victorian, Craftsman, American Bungalow, Hip Roof Cottage, Provincial Revival, Mediterranean, Prairie, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Classical Revival. Even after more than 140 years, it is still the epicenter for residents and community. The city’s agriculture and crops were Lemon, Olive, Almond, and Orange. In a poker game played by Chapman, Glassell, and two friends, the winner got to rename the city. The lucky winner’s pick: Orange. The Plaza Historic District was chosen by the American Planning Association (APA) as a “Great Place in America”, joining New York’s Central Park, Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, and Chicago’s Magnificent Mile The Historic District has long been a favorite location site for filmmakers and TV production companies. Tom Hanks used much of the town’s buildings as early 1960s Pennsylvania for his film, That Thing You Do. while American Horror Story has used it as East Coast towns for a few seasons of the 20th Century Fox Television series. Other films include the Cohen brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There, Surviving Christmas, First Daughter, Cannonball Run, Gumball Rally, Bridesmaids, Big Mama’s House, Accepted, and Crimson Tide. **** Tour hosted by Mitesh **** Parking: There are lots of free city parking lots. One of them is located at 108 S. Olive St, Orange. Walk northeast to the fountain in the Orange circle (Plaza Park).